BBC could be perceived as ‘institutionally antisemitic’ says leading academic

The BBC could be perceived as “institutionally antisemitic”, according to a leading academic expert on Jew-hatred.

Lesley Klaff, senior law lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, accused the BBC of “recycling antisemitic tropes”.

The panel, L-R: Joelle Reid, CAMERA on campus intern (student at KCL); Hadar Sela; Jonathan Turner; Richard Landes; Lesley Klaff

She said that the disproportionate attention afforded to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the BBC suggested it could be seen as institutionally antisemitic.

Ms Klaff made the comment at Finchley United Synagogue, north London, on Tuesday, at an event co-organised by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), Campaign4Truth and monitoring group BBC Watch.

Read the rest of this article at The Jewish Chronicle here.

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